Archive for November, 2011

Dressing for a Wedding in Thailand

I had a Cameron Diaz moment. Finding a dress for last weekend’s wedding had me feeling like her character in The Sweetest Thing. In true procrastinator form, I waited until […]

Monks & Monkeys

I used to beg my parents for a pet monkey. I had it all figured out. I would build a cage (and by I, I meant my Dad of course) […]

Life in Northeast Thailand: In Darkness, There’s…Sleep.

I was standing in the bathroom, prepared to enjoy a nice, long, hot shower. My landlord installed the heater while I was out of town over the weekend, and it’s […]

My Thai Pad

I’m sitting at my Singer sewing table, eating a breakfast of my usual fruit and toast. I imagined myself eating fresh mango every morning, but it turns out I wake […]

The Village Life

On Sunday, Teacher Pussadee invited me to her home village, Ban Mueng, to spend the day with her and her family, doing what typical Thai’s do: eat, sit around, eat, […]

I’m a Celebrity in Thailand

I’ve just returned from my second Thai wedding, and this time “Photo Shoot With The Foreigner” lasted about 30 minutes. I think I was in more pictures than the bride […]

Structure & Mayhem in Thailand’s Schools

Welcome to Thai education, where the chaos is somehow organized; the clocks disappear; and the only rule is there are no rules. Show up to class twenty minutes late. Let […]


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